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and foremost. >>> yeah, secretary of defense, leon panetta and the president agreed, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 2010. >> again, the tipping point may have been when petraeus according to all accounts, really crafted relationships with the media, was well aware of his image. high profile, very powerful man, and yet, when you came done to writing his official biography, he asked a woman to do it who had never writ in a book before. perhaps looking as this thing moves on, a telltale moment into what was really going on here. says a lot. >> everyone around him they were concerned with the types of access that she was getting. apparently more than we thought it was. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and
john mccain about the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here, until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >>> sources tell cbs news that paul wra broadwell, alleged mistress of general petraeus, warned general allen that she was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> 30,000 pages of e-mails. there is a fine line between seduction and spamming someone. >>> president obama holds his first full news conference today since being re-elected. it is expected he will talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> americans want action, not political posture. >> the only thing standing
john allen, the u.s. leader in the war zone. apparently he has been in e-mail contact with the woman who blew the whistle in the petraeus scandal. a lot of layers to get to this morning. >> oh, yeah. >> i'm paula faris. >> to say this is getting messy is an understatement. high-ranking officials, two wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeus' mistress. it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it wept about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. >>> they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information. she just wants to get this behind her. >>> a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence
and a whole slew of new questions. general john allen accused of exchanging tens of thousands of pages of emails with a married woman. a senior official says those emails got a little flirty but general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> the president has great confidence in the military, great confidence in his commanders. >> shepard: tonight, an investigation threatens the career of another top leader. plus, president obama reportedly considering u.s. ambassador season rice for his next secretary of state. >> i love my job here at the united nations. >> but after she portrayed the benghazi consulate attack as a that spun out of control. some lawmakers say she doesn't deserve the job. >> i think susan rice has disqualified herself. >> tonight, controversy in the cabinet. >> and searching for more victims of super storm sandy. >> the national guard is going building to building and door to door checking on any victims of the storm who may still need help. >> jonathan hunt on parole with the national guard. >> but first from fox this tuesday night, intelligence complex has dissolved at
directly at odds with house speaker john boehner. >> could you accept a deal that does not include tax rate increases for the wealthy? we've seen talk about a possible compromise that could leave rates the same but cap deductions for high-income earners. is that something that's acceptable? >> no. >> not at all no, way? >> no. the preponderance made it very clear in his campaign that there are not enough -- what you just described is a formula and a blueprint for hampering our future. you cannot go forward -- you have to cut some investments. if you cut too many you are hampering growth, you're hampering education, investments for the future. >> and even thousands of miles away it appears president obama is still focused on those negotiations. while touring a royal monastery with secretary of state clinton in thailand the president was overheard mentioning the budget talks to a monk. the president later clarified his comments -- >> he's not any monk. >> no. >> he has some big i vestments in the stock market. >> he later clarified his comments at a news conference. >> yes, we were working on
that has brought down cia director david petraeus is down staring general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. the pentagon says the fbi has uncovered thousands of potentially inappropriate emails between allen and jill kelley, the woman who complained of harassment from petraeus' lover, paula broadwell. her complaint to the fbi led to the discovery of broadwell and petraeus's relationship, prompting his resignation on friday. allen succeeded petraeus in afghanistan last year. the pentagon says allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now, but the plans to nominate him to become nato's supreme allied commander are on hold pending the outcome of an investigation. on monday night, fbi agents continued their probe by searching broadwell's north carolina home. as the obama administration faces turmoil with two top military leaders, reports are continuing to emerge of the potential makeup of its second term cabinet. according to the washington post, massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate john kerry has emerged as a potential candidate to
american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back to amy robach. and, boy, you really need a flowchart to keep track of the sex scandal. let's get it all str
after me. >> reporter: and that's just what senator john mccain did a short time later. he has been one of rice's fiercest critics. >> first and foremost, the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible. and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mr. obama was also asked about the most pressing economic issue facing him and congress, the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. >> one of the most frequent criticisms we've heard from members on both sides is that you haven't done enough to reach out and build relationships. are there concrete ways you plan to approach your relationships with congress in the second term? >> look, i think there's no doubt that i can always do better. i think all of us have responsibilities to see if there are things we can improve on. i don't exemp
. john mccain and lindsey graham said they will do everything in their power to block her confirmati confirmation. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> we haven't seen the president like that in a while. >> testy. defiant. kind of his make my day moment. go after her, make my day. i mean, in a way, and you could look at this two ways politically. you could say, okay, did he do that because now he's going to nominate her to be secretary of state when hillary clinton leaves or did he do it to get it on the record so when he nominates something else like john kerry, he is on the record saying you didn't cow me t not elect her. >> an unprecedented var eed shae vote being nonwhite, do republicans really want the first thing they do in 2013 is filibuster the nomination of a
their families were massacred. an american soldier stands accused. john blackstone is covering the case. new details on what forced david petraeus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david martin. two weeks after sandy, why can't they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. >> pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day,, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a horrific war crime watched in a courtroom as children described the murders of their families. there were two days of testimony in the case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts of pre-meditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then sh
commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, marine corps general john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. and there's one more thing, the fbi is reviewing the conduct of the first agent who investigated jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a mess. it's complicated, and with hearings and investigations yet to come, this can only get larger from here. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tonight the white house is expressing strong support for general john allen. the top commander in afghanistan, who has strongly denied any wrongdoing. after becoming entangled in the investigation that derailed the career of david petraeus. suddenly, last night, the scandal involving two very different women, jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistre
the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the
workers are injured. and abc's john schriffen is in new orleans with the very latest. john, what do we know? >> reporter: well, bianna, good morning. we know that the coast guard launched the chopper just a short while ago to resume the search from the air. all night, they've been out in boats just like this one, using night vision goggles and infrared technology. so far, there's been no sign of the two, missing workers. but the coast guard is using the latest technology to find them before it's too late. it's an all-out effort from the coast guard's units from the air and the sea, for the 2 oil platform workers who have now been missing close to 24 hours. authorities have not revealed their names or even genders. but they believe they are out somewhere in the massive gulf of mexico, alive. the two disappeared after jumping into the water off the coast of louisiana when the oil platform they were working on suddenly exploded. the blast was so intense, black smoke billowed more than 1,000 feet into the air and could be seen 20 miles away on shore. black elk energy, the houston-based com
.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will ts all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a c
director david petraeus's job. the pentagon now investigating general john allen. you know who he is? the top commander in afghanistan, for allegedly exchanging thousands of possibly inappropriate e-mails with, this woman, jill kelly, tampa, florida. she is a close friend of the petraeus family who sparked initial investigation into the cia director. that is what we've been told so far. follow the bouncing ball. it is a tuesday. martha: try if you can, right? good morning i'm martha maccallum. you will need a flow chart to follow this story as it develops because the cast of characters in this growing saga. the pentagon we're told is sorting through 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between this woman and general allen. she got, the fbi involved in the whole thing because she said that she was receive ofing harassing e-mails from this women, petraeus's biographer and ex-mistress, paula broadwell. bill: got all that? martha: i think so, you need a pen. catherine herridge is live in d.c.. tell us where we are today on the investigation. where is it. >> reporter: thank you, bill and good mo
now" take jenna: twist and turns on the general petraeus scandal coming up for you. veteran john boehner has a big task ahead of him. can the house speaker pull the gop together and try to make a deal with the president on the fiscal cliff as jay leno was talking about. should he? should a deal be made? a fair and balanced debate is coming up. lots of talk how the united states will eventually be world's top oil producer. that is what some say. there are questions why it is taking so long. those stories and breaking news all "happening now." jenna: well, it is a little unbelievable, but there is lot of twists and turns in this scandal we've been following so closely surrounding former cia chief and now others. hi, everybody. glad to have you with us. i'm jenna lee. rick: happy tuesday. i'm rick folbaum in for jon. controversy over the timeline of events over the petraeus investigation with members of congress wanting to know why the fbi didn't notify them and the white house until just recently when it began months ago. that investigation far from over. fbi searching the home of
, and now general john allen is involved over his correspondence with the original woman, jill kelley. all sounds a little confusing, it is. let's get right to nbc's andrea mitchell who can help us sort it out. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it is confusing. yet another military general drawn into an fbi investigation that prompted the resignation of cia director david petraeus. marine general john allen replaced david petraeus as commander in afghanistan last year, but allen has now been caught up in the fbi probe that led to petraeus' resignation as cia director. overnight the pentagon announced allen's nomination to be commander of nato has been delayed and the nomination of his successor in afghanistan speeded up. after military officials announced that 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails connected allen to jill kelley, the woman who had first complained to the fbi about harassing e-mails traced to paula broadwell, petraeus' biographer and acknowledged mistress. allen, who is married, denies any wrongdoing, and for now remains commander
is representative john heck and peter king. here is their interpretation of the closed door hearings. >> the initial talking points put together in unclassified format at the house intelligence committee initially did state that al qaeda affiliated groups were involved. however, by the time we understand that went through its editing process after it left langley that reference was taken out. >> the fact is the best estimate of the intelligence community on september 15th and 16th was that there was direct al qaeda involvement. that was taken out. to me, again, if i had to presume i would say it was somebody in the administration had to have taken it out. because there was nobody in the director of national intelligence office. nobody in the cia that did it. so, it was someone else that did it. >> someone in the administration. if you go to the front page of foxnews.com right now you will see the big story on there that's racing raising the question in that piece. we will be speaking to peter king to try to figure out who the administration got the intelligence information their hands and said, okay
choice for the position. senator john mccain publicly opposed that nomination. now he says he may reconsider if rice meets certain conditions. >> maybe she could start out by publicly coming back on this show and saying, i was wrong. >> a number of democratic senators defended ambassador rice. intel committee chair dianne feinstein says rice is a victim of character assassination. we do have more hearings on benghazi planned. secretary clinton is likely to testify in december. >> margaret brennan, thanks. paula broadwell and her family arrived home in north carolina this weekend with questions about her affair with general petraeus and her possession of classified material still swirling around capitol hill. senior correspondent john miller, former fbi national intelligence official, joins us with the latest on the fbi and the president of justice investigations. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. we spoke a friend of the broadwell family who told us they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from neighbors. 25 of them came over with all kinds of food and kind of set
-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time for his reputation to be called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. through a spokesman today, allen insisted there was no affair. kelley is the one whose complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who has admitted inif i had sxelt resigned as director of t
in libya as it has been and continues to be in some other parts of the middle east. >> from st. john's college in santa fe, new mexico, my question is -- i am interesting -- interested in it if in the arab spring, it is more united, -- my question is, what i am interested in is if the arabs spring is more united -- the arab spring, if it is more united. >> world affairs forum from stanford, connecticut. one man spoke a little while ago in new york, and he made a couple of major points, one of which was the need for the growth of the spirit of pluralism across the middle east. when he was asked what the seeds of that growth would be a -- would be, it was that americans would not have much to do in creating or fostering it. i would ask this panel, are their seeds of growth of political pluralism -- are there seeds? or is the question not so relevant? >> marc, you said in the book is a different phenomenon. because of the connectivity that shibley talked about, people can respond in real time -- >> starting with aljazeera and moving through social media, twitter, that sort of thing, gre
to national security, like senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham. however, will not necessarily heard about point the president say -- no way is this going to happen. was for indication that it is one area where, although there's a lot of gridlock here, both parties to agree on this one point, that this should not happen. host: next caller, bob on our line for republicans, new jersey. caller: i have two comments. one is, in this a good idea to go over the fiscal cliff. and i am wondering if the tax cuts expire, does that mean that the 47% better not paying taxes will start paying taxes? if that is the case, let us go for it. it is time people get into the game, even if it is $5 a year. something. i will take your comments off air. host: my question was going to become a what does it mean for him? that goes to the question of how much could this mean not just for everyone, but how much it means on a personal level. we will ask other callers there. what to do think about his proposal that we drive off the cliff? caller: i think for a while it seems like that now have been more of a poss
you. i'm john berman. >> nice to see you. i'm zonaida sambolin. >>> the i realsraelis pounding targets while palestinian militants continue to launch rockets into israel. israel calls up reservists in preparation for war. >> ben joins us by phone this morning. egypt's prime minister paid a visit to gaza. somehow that going so far? >> well, it was originally planned it would be a three-hour cease fire while the egyptian prime minister was making this visit to gaza. according to our sources, it doesn't appear either side significantly reduced their level of military activity in gaza. certainly before the sun came up there was an intense air attack on gaza itself. it may have been lessened somewhat in the morning while the prime minister was touring gaza. but after he's gone, it's expected to get back to the same pace. >> there are elections coming up not too long from now in israel. palestinians are saying that may be part of the impetus for israel to be taking action. >> certainly this is what you hear oftentimes. tc it was the casame case in the 2008, 2009 offensive. they say the leade
situation added to the mix. at a press conference today, reporter asked senator john mccain if the fact that general petraeus' mistress kept secret documents in her possession was it more serious than the entire libyan debauchle? >> well, i say with great respect, that's one of the dumbest questions i've ever heard. okay? there is four dead americans. there is four dead americans. not a socialite. not a socialite. i'm answering your question. okay? do you want me to answer your question or do you want to interrupt? which do you want? okay. there is four dead americans. >> bill: senator mccain obviously feels very strongly that there is government mal feesance involved in the libyan chaos. but that has yet to be proved. however, the senate is doing the right thing by holding hearings trying to get the information out to we the people. look at it this way, back in 1972, richard nixon denied anything to do with a low level political break in. if the press had not been aggressive, nixon would have gotten away with it. certainly the break in at the watergate hotel was not nearly as important
line the president has them over a barrel. >> john, i think they will kick it down the road. an interim deal that simply post bones all of the elements of the fiscal cliff for three months. and gym baker of two admissions pointed that out. >> that's possible. that's the habit in washington is never to take a problem on. however, after an election like this one, the republicans are really in trouble. they know it. they are reeling with the results. the mitt telephone telephone calls to the donors, all this stuff that's going on, has them back on their heels. and i have a feeling they would like to make a deal with the fear that if there is no deal, the media and obama have the upper hand and are going to put all the blame on the republicans like they did in '94 with the government shut down that cost us a lot. and the public wants a deal. they ought to make a deal. the public supports raising tax rates on the rich. get it done and let's move on. >> pat, what about a compromise that looks like this. we around going to raise the marginal raise on high income earners, but we will make them
in each state. john fund columnist the national review magazine, john, good morning to you, my next guest. i see your points here. but before i get to them, just tell me what it means if i'm living in wisconsin and i'm one of the 10% in that state that doesn't have insurance. scott walker says the state covers 90% of people living in wisconsin. what does it mean to me if i don't have the state exchange set up either by the state in wisconsin? >> well it probably means that you're a transitory worker, or someone who has fallen through the cracks, because remember obamacare is not going to cover everyone, and i think what you're going to have to witness for is the federal government to move in and overriding the state bureaucracy create a separate exchange. that will be very cumbersome and awkward without the state's cooperation. wisconsin says we know our local conditions best and we've covered over 90% of people and we are working on the rest. bill: you say we are in a stalemate phase, explain that. >> we have a problem because the supreme court has not only left the states out of the med
, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight
house speaker john boehner and democrat house minority leader nancy pelosi expressed confidence but neither said how the talks are progressing. the president insists the way to handle it is to tee cease taxes as scheduled for individuals making less than $250,000 per year. lawmakers have until the end of the year to reach a deal. >> do you have a plan to address the subject then? >> there was one very inquisiti inquisitive can. a group of young adults called the can kicks back. they say they are pressuring lawmakers to make sure they handle the debt responsibly. >> congress is kicking the can down the road and we realized the can is our generation and starting now we're kicking back. >> yesterday's meeting was the first between the president and leaders from both sides. they will meet again after thanksgiving. >>> more details are emerging about former cia director david petraeus's testimony concerning the deadly consulate attack in libya. lawmakers say petraeus told them the cia knew the attack was a terrorist plot but decided to classify that information because of intelligenc
the woman who led the fbi to uncover the affair between broadwell and petraeus. john mccain says he still supports allen. >> i believe general allen is one of our best military leaders and i continue to have confidence in his ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he has now been nominated. >> reporter: in a separate interview the nation's top military commander, general dempsey expressed similar confidence. he acknowledged the effect of the investigation on his nomination. saying i see this investigation and how long it could take affecting that. leon panetta is directing dempsey to oversee ethical culture and why so many top commanders find themselves involved in legal and ethical problems. that review has been planned for a while but the investigation involving petraeus and allen has given tissue new >> bob thanks. the border clash between israel and hamas is three days old and getting more violent. israel offered a three hour truce but hamas answered with a barrage of missiles. one was aimed at tel aviv. allen pizzey is in israel just a couple
rowntable later in the broadcast. i want to turn now to john mccain, a member of the armed services committee, the ranking republican on armed services. senator, what can the united states do here? obviously, no bon wants this thing to spiral out of control. >> well, the united states, obviously, should be as heavily involved as they possibly can. i'm not sure how much influence that this administration has. the president's first priority in 2009 was the israeli-palestinnian peace process. obviously, there was no progress there, and there are various reasons for it. we won't waste the time. i think several things make this issue very dangerous. one is egypt and the whole change in the middle east as a result of the arab spring. egypt was always a reliable break on these palestinian factions. apparently, president mursi playing an active role, that's good. if it hadn't been for the iron dome israeli would be in gaza right now, that's a worthwhile u.s. investment. when we talk about foreign aid sometimes. and third of all, i think that it's very important that we recognize that the un
that is our show. i am john stossel. good night. >> that evening, everybody. who is responsible for the obaml administration's falsened administration's false statements about what happened and then cossey and why.e all statements that were made by the white house and ambassador susan rice period. catherine herridge learned today that neither the director of national intelligence, nor the acting cia director, was responsible forrepairing preparing a report that partially blamed the benghazi attack on amateurish youtube anti-islam video. they claim the president obama pressed upon the american people and upon the united nations general assembly. he was push hard to explain what caused them to push the youtube video three days after that attack. the chief said simply he was not at the betray -- petraeus briefing and had nothing to say. there was demonstrable and incurable evidence of their involvement and no evidence of anytng other than a terrorist attack. and the administration continued to press its false tale, despite fox news reporting and they reported within 24 hours, u.s.
thing which is not surprising actually. >> john, let's talk about this investigation and how this began. the fbi knew about it since the summer. they interviewed paula broadwell. they then interviewed general petraeus two weeks before the election. why didn't the white house know about it? >> you know, they looked at that very carefully, which is what are our notification requirements? they even pulled out the documents and read them and said, you know, do we have a national security issue here? no. it doesn't appear we do. do we have a major security violation here? no. do we have criminal activity here? so notify them about what? >> any time -- >> in the end they notified the director of national intelligence who is up the chain of command. petraeus's essential boss. and said, here it is. now you know about it. >> but they didn't notify him until just the day before the election or the day of the election. >> that's right. and i think what you're going to see here is from the fbi's standpoint and from the director's standpoint, i served under the director. he looks at two things. one,
right now. and abc's john schriffen has the story. >> reporter: this morning, investigators along the gulf coast are trying to figure out who is responsible for mutilating and killing dolphins, after a string of disturbing attacks here. >> the animaling with bullets in them. we have seen animals with their tails cut off. animals with their jaws cut off. so it's really heartbreaking to see such senseless violence. >> reporter: moby solangy, one of the lead investigators says recently authorities have found four dolphins either floating in the water or washed up on the beaches in louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. including one found just days ago. what kind of a person would do this? >> no normal person would kill senselessly and then mutilate it. i mean, this is kind of something you hear in horror stories. >> reporter: the animals have been brought here to the institute for marine mammal studies in gulfport, mississippi. investigators hope autopsies will determine how the dolphins died and whether they were tortured first. hey, buster! what makes this even more incomprehensible
. >> senior correspondent john miller former assistant director of national against is with us along with retired general richard myers. he's a former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. good morning. general myers, general petraeus served under you, you know this man well. should he have resigned? is this the kind of thing that a military man should resign who is no longer serving the military but at cia. >> if you were in the military yes he should have resign. anybody that's in charge of our secrets like general petraeus was, there are a lot of folks under him that take polygraphs that try to get at are you having affairs, are you vulnerable to outside forces that could force to you leak classified information. he heads the biggest intelligence agency we have in that regard, at least the most sensitive intelligence and i think it's perfectly roper he resign. >> your surprised by this? >> absolutely. i know dave petraeus reasonably well. very surprised by this. i think resigning showed the kind of, what he really believed in. he believes in honorable public service and like all
there. >> hi, john. the response has been very warm. obviously the people we're seeing are people who want to come out and embrace the president's message. but he spoke here in this auditorium, at an historic site, to 1500 students and professionals. people who are pro-democracy, advocates, and regular citizens who just wanted to hear his message. he got a very warm reception here and the white house said that he was moved, as well, by the thousands of people who came out to greet him on the road outside the airport when he arrived. the airport gave an address in which he acknowledged that democracies are sometimes difficult and it's a struggle to get to full freedom. but he said that it is, of course, worth the effort. and he also made clear that it isn't just a visit of goodwill, it also has strategic significance with a message to another nation in the area. listen to this. i don't know if we have that sound. we don't have the sound. but he talked about-ish he said i have a message to north korea, as well. if north korea wants to make the same choice that myanmar made, and get rid
," andrea mitchell, nbc news washington. >> john harwood is cnbc's chief correspondent. as we look at this hearing, two parties, two very different takes on that testimony yesterday. is anyone going to be satisfied here? >> i don't think so. i think this is -- what we're seeing in the petraeus scandal and the benghazi issue being prolonged is an extension of some of the conflict and bitterness that we had during the election campaign. i'm not sure what the resolution of that is going to be. i think ultimately that energy is going to get spent and lawmakers are going to turn to the real crisis that is looming over the american economy, which is the fiscal cliff and the potential that we could go back into recession. >> there did seem to be positive sentiments out of those meetings with the president and congressional leaders. if we're sticking with the positivity theme here, any sense of a timeline here on something getting done? >> yes. the leaders were -- and i agree with you, that was as positive an aftermath of a meeting as you could have hoped for, if you were president obama o
, the president, all making sure that this is not swept under the carpet here. john, i do not know. when i saw him, these men are away for a long time. my stepfather was in the military. my first husband had a silver star in vietnam. i know what it is like for men and women to be separated. i feel sorry for holly and her family, but at the same time these men, they are not robots. host: diane, thank you for the call this morning. here is the editorial from "the wall street journal." it notes that "if the leaks are correct, the fbi was investigating him for months." host: edward, independent line, thank you for calling. caller: thank you for taking my call. i feel the general is an honorable man who made a mistake. we're all human and we all make errors. most politicians would not do that. that being said, i would like to make a comment about this benghazi thing. republicans have made such a big deal out of it. ronald reagan sent over 200 marines to their death and there was no public outrage. where is the republican outrage? only because of obama do we get this kind of reaction. thank you. host: e
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